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Marriott Prices $240M Timeshare ABS

Marriott sold $240 million of bonds backed by timeshare loans in what has otherwise been a quiet week of ABS issuance.

Bill Gross' Jump From Pimco Could Rock Tobacco Bonds

Pimco's holdings of bonds backed by payments under the Master Settlement Agreement are near $500 million; Citigroup thinks that Gross' departure could cause "substantial market volatility."

Unsolicited Ratings Encouraged More in Theory than in Practice

Which opinion is more reliable: A well-informed one tainted by financial arrangements or one free of such conflicts but based on limited data — and possibly colored by spite?

PCS Brand Tops €100B Deals In Shrinking Market

The volume of European asset-backed tranches with the Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS) label has crossed the €100B threshold but the region's securitization volumes keep shrinking.

Triet Nguyen Jumps To NewOak

Nguyen is a credit expert who specializes in high yield and distressed bonds, and is a frequent commentator on Puerto Rico and tobacco debt.


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Volcker Rule Extension for CLOs Comes with Big Catch

A two-year extension to the deadline for banks to conform CLO holdings to the Volcker Rule doesn't apply to all, the Federal Reserve says.

CLO Pros See No Letup in Demand

Despite regulatory hurdles, participants see nothing in the way of issuance reaching $60 billion to $70 billion this year.

Babson CEO Finke: CLOs Often Unfairly Judged

Finke says the industry needs to address the lack of understanding about its performance and role in the economy.

Cutting Solar Funding Costs

Two academics argue that aggreggating standardized assets is key to solar securitization, which can meaningfully reduce funding costs for developers.

Still No Volcker Relief for CLOs

Despite pressure from Capitol Hill, regulators are disinclined to allow banks to hold collateralized loan obligations backed by bonds.


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